Here are the latest Pulsations, links to fresh stories and visuals about Japan, shout-outs to fellow bloggers, and highly clickable stuff that we think you might enjoy.
In no particular order, they are . . .
Toji Temple Market Overwhelms Your Senses (from Japanese Streets): A collection of colorful photos shows off the bustling atmosphere of this Kyoto market which takes place the 21st of each month.
Monster parents: The bane of teachers and … hardworking potato farmers? (from Rocket News 24): Did a potato farmer allow kids to come experience harvesting in his fields really get complaints that the potatoes were different sizes?!
“Forever Alone Fail” wins over Japan (from Kotaku): Two memes meet and go viral in Japan. Nope, your “girlfriend” did not take that picture…
Takuhiro’s shoes (from Ikimasho!): Do the shoes make the man? This one seems to think so, but can you even find his under all the tape?
Crisp Illustrations of creatures from Japanese Folklore (from Taxi): Heitor Seió Kimura’s take on yokai is spooky in a refreshing way.
Yasu High School in Shiga Prefecture got help from the crew of a local NHK program to film this promotional video showing off their talented soccer team: